TOOELE COUNTY, Utah, June 23, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — More details have been released after a fatal crash in Tooele County Tuesday night.
“At about 8:11 p.m., a silver Ford Excursion SUV pulling a 29-foot bumper pull travel trailer was traveling eastbound on I-80 near mile post 78,” said a news release from Utah Highway Patrol. “It appears that the travel trailer began to fishtail and sideswiped the trailer of an eastbound commercial vehicle.”
The SUV and travel trailer began to whip violently and rotated into the center median where it rolled onto its top.
“The SUV had a total of 10 occupants consisting of two adults; husband and wife, and eight children,” the news release said. “The driver of the SUV, the husband, received fatal injuries and died on scene.”
The wife and eight children received various injuries, but none were life-threatening. They were transported to Salt Lake City area hospitals for evaluation. Advocates are assisting the family at the hospitals, the news release said.
Lane closures were in place for the investigation and clean up but have since been lifted.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
The victim has not been identified pending notification of all family members.
Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.